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. >>> there was laughing, interrupting and attacks from both sides during last night's vice presidential debate. taxes were a contentious issue during the economic portion of that. take a listen. >> there aren't enough rich people in small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> andrea saul is the national press secretary for the romney campaign, joins us from campaign headquarters in boston. andrea, good morning. great to have you. >> good morning, thanks for having me. >> let's get the style out of the way. right? because that's what everybody wants to talk about. it's the easiest to relate to. it didn't take long for the rnc to put together an ad compiling all of biden's laughter moments, which people have talked about a lot last night and today. it's been said, if you're going to argue or complain about the style, you lost on the substance. why isn't that true? >> it's not about the style. the reason that vice prest biden
around 11 times 2013's taxes. by the way, that number is still 40% roughly below '06 levels just to put that in some perspective. >> housing prices are at 40% -- >> even though the exit multiple in '07 was only 12.7 times. it is coming back at 11 times. >> we are showing the screen there and the way you read that, priced at $27. as time goes on and it is closer for this thing to go live, that should narrow. >> people want to play a return in housing. from 500,000, 600,000 starts going back to maybe a million, transactions that were major part of the gdp. using this as the proxy, right or wrong -- >> that's right. this company benefits from increases in price and volume. more transactions at a higher price, and that is the positive. that's why you would want to own this stock. it is worldbank or century 21. it is also nrt. they own a lot of smaller real estate brokerages. they also have a title business but those are the keys and it is a pure play. and hence, $32.35 right now. >> what does it say for banks that own so many homes? what does it say for fannie and freddie? this is a stock p
depending on which way the electorate goes, you're going to see the deficit reduced either by tax increases or public spending cuts or a bit of both. and i do think the intrenched positions you've had the last year and a half will in the send cause someone to blink, either the administration or congress because ultimately neither will want to push the u.s. into an unnecessary recession next year. the answer is, yes, i expect some compromise. may seem foolish given the behavior of washington in the last few quarters. but having said that, i do think you're going to see some compromise. and ultimately, although it has hurt the market, it won't be too much of a negative going into next year. >> some may argue the more important elections in the next few weeks are the spanish regional elections on the 21st, which may trigger or allow spain to then ask for a bailout. do you think that's the event to watch as opposed to -- earnings season is great, it's not going to be a headwind in your view. but do we really need spain to request a bailout in order for us -- the equity markets to move higher he
? they are still worried about carbon taxes. they have to take the carpet tax up before the carbon tax. >> i gotcha. >> the carpet tax. >> animal crackers? >> no, no. >> duck soup? oh, man, is that terrible. >> part of the imf forecast, jim, bringing the numbers down for the global economy has been austerity does not work. >> it doesn't work. but that's paul crudeman who says it. i pet you paul crudeman believes in the 7.8 number, the big phony number. i bet you crudeman believes in it. how is that the focus of the discourse? i'm trying to make it alcoa. look, the imf is saying the obvious. the world bank is saying the obvious. if you continue to call for austerity you can't get growth. it's like, look, you want growth or want austerity. lyndon johnson, guns and butter equals inflation. if you just -- they are not doing guns or butter. if they are not doing margarine, they aren't doing machine guns. >> then you start again but they can't do that. >> we are devalued better than they are devalued. >> you would think we would be but the dollar is much stronger given anticipation of where rates are. >>
strategic alternatives around its banking unit, yeah, it's a tax prep company but they also have a bank and essentially the ceo is saying listen, with dodd-frank's new higher capital ratio requirements, it's going to eat into profitability and it may mo longer simply make sense to own a bank, so they've hired goldman sachs generally when companies do this, guys, as you know, stocks tend to go up. not the case with hrb, that stock is down 5% today, kind of like my mood. back to you. >> oh, it's going to get better. can't get any worse, brian. >> yes, it can. >> thanks a lot. >>> one ceo sent quite the surprising e-mail to employees if president obama is elected he'll have to lay off workers and downsize his entire company. who could it be? up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it y
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